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Violinist Arnaud Sussmann offers concert on digitial stage

VIOLINIST ARNAUD SUSSMANN will perform a free, virtual concert for the Middlebury Performing Arts Series on Friday, October 23 at 7:30 PM. Photo Matt Dine Press

The Middlebury Performing Arts Series will present distinguished violinist Arnaud Sussmann in a free, virtual performance on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The concert program will include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and Chausson’s Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano and String Quartet. An impressive group of collaborators will play alongside Sussmann: flutists Sooyun Kim and Tara Helen O’Connor; violinists Bella Hristova, Francisco Fullana, Kristin Lee, and Yura Lee; violist Richard O’Neill; cellists Dmitri Atapine and Nicholas Canellakis; double bassist Xavier Foley; pianist Wu Han; and piano-harpsichordist Hyeyeon Park.
This concert is part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS: FRONT ROW, a series of exceptionally high quality, digital chamber music concerts curated by David Finckel and Wu Han. Middlebury’s FRONT ROW broadcasts are part of the Nelson Fund series, and are made possible with generous support from Raphael and Jane Bernstein.
Audience members are invited to tune in early for a 7:15 p.m. “opening act” by Middlebury College alumnus Matt LaRocca ’02, an accomplished violist and composer who is also Creative Projects chair for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra.
About Arnaud Sussmann
Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Arnaud Sussmann has distinguished himself with his unique sound, bravura and profound musicianship. A thrilling musician capturing the attention of classical critics and audiences around the world, he has recently appeared as a soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, the Vancouver Symphony and the New World Symphony. As a chamber musician, he has performed at the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, London’s Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the White Nights Festival in Saint Petersburg, the Dresden Music Festival in Germany, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. He has been presented in recital in Omaha on the Tuesday Musical Club series, in New Orleans by the Friends of Music, and at the Louvre Museum in Paris. He has also given concerts at the OK Mozart, Moritzburg, Caramoor, Music@Menlo, La Jolla SummerFest, Mainly Mozart, Seattle Chamber Music, Chamber Music Northwest, and Moab Music festivals. He has performed with many of today’s leading artists including Itzhak Perlman, Menahem Pressler, Gary Hoffman, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Wu Han, David Finckel, and Jan Vogler.
An alum of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program, Sussmann is Co-Director of Music@Menlo’s International Program and teaches at Stony Brook University.
Friday’s broadcast and live chat can be accessed online at the Mahaney Arts Center’s Digital Stages, via go.middlebury.edu/digitalstages. The performance is free and open to all. For more information call 802-443-MIDD (6433).

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